Victoria Macdonald is Health and Social Care Editor at Channel 4 News.
Victoria Macdonald is an award-winning journalist, who has been covering health and social care issues for Channel 4 News since 1999.
She reports on changes in the NHS - the reforms and the politics - whether it is in hospitals or in the community or, indeed in Westminster.
She closely follows the care system and how it impacts on the elderly and those with disabilities as well as investigating issues, including mental health, HIV/Aids and TB, and child health.
Victoria is originally from New Zealand and worked for the Sunday Telegraph before joining Channel 4 News.
As infections have started to rise again, the Prime Minister said he had no choice but to delay lifting remaining lockdown restrictions in England until a greater proportion of the adult population is fully vaccinated.
The government’s decision making in the early days of the pandemic will forever be scrutinised.
The number of people booking a Covid jab topped one million yesterday – a record high – as all 25 to 29-year-olds became eligible for vaccination. But for pregnant women, it’s been a very confusing pandemic. New research has found that conflicting advice has left many unsure about whether to get vaccinated or not.
The number of positive tests for Covid-19 has risen to the highest daily total since February 26, potentially a bad sign for all those hoping for a full unlocking of restrictions come 21 June. The latest government figures show that the number of new positive tests reported in the last 24 hours was 7,540, but…
A new central NHS database using GP records in England won’t now come online until September, amid concerns about privacy.
Dominic Cummings made a number of allegations about how the government handled the pandemic, including whether there was enough personal protective equipment (PPE) for health workers, if care home residents were protected and about the rollout of test and trace.
Lobby Akinnola’s father died aged 60 with Covid last April. Mr Akinnola’s father was a care worker who had to improvise his own PPE.
In England, plans to publish details on social distancing and coronavirus certificates have been pushed back by the government as they wait to see more data on the so-called Indian variant.
The herd immunity controversy has been reignited by Boris Johnson’s former adviser Dominic Cummings.
Public Health England has released its latest data on the number of cases of the so-called Indian variant that has been spreading mainly in parts of North West England and London, with 3,424 cases detected – an increase of over 2,000 on the previous week.
The details and impact of the cuts to the foreign aid budget are only now beginning to emerge.
The prime minister has said he is “anxious” about the spread of the Indian covid “variant of concern”.
More than a quarter of a million children every year in the UK are affected by their parents separating, and one in three couples will end up in the family court system, with the children caught in the middle of bitter disputes. A campaign, backed by a wide range of charities, is asking parents to…
As the UK Covid inquiry moves closer, the World Health Organization today published a report that is highly critical of governments across the world and indeed itself for the handling of the early stages of the pandemic.
Although Covid figures are falling across the UK there are still patients left fighting for their lives. Those who were worst affected are on ECMO machines.